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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
with the disconnect that i was alluding to earlier between how science deals with this question and how lawyers deal with this question is that you actually get a fundamental disconnect between the two systems. so you mentioned that lack of emotional control or lack of ability to control your preferences might lead to insanity, but, in fact, in most jurisdictions as you know, that's not true. after hanky was acquitted under the american law institute test because he could not control his behavior, congress in most state jurisdictions changed the law, got rid of the lack of emotional test, the a.l.i. test and now in most jurisdictions, the nontest requires that you demonstrate that you can't distinguish right from wrong. so now we have, and again, the law uses science for the law's own purposes, but what is problematic here is the disconnect. from the criminal side, if you lack emotional control, you go to prison because you can't win under the test because the test doesn't apply. when you walk out of prison and you lack emotional control, you get civilly committed. so what we have is a fundamental d
Nov 13, 2012 2:30am PST
on that and say it's already here. so the idea that we should wait for the science to get better, i think, is just, it's too late for that. so the cat is already out of the bag. the question is what do you do now that it's in the courtroom. well, we have dualing experts. we have judges sitting in a gate keeping role who have to decide whether or not the evidence should be admissible and whether it should be permitted in a case. my view is that the more evidence that we can provide to a scrr or to a judge -- jury or to a judge in their decision makings, some objective evidence, some evidence to bolster things like a diagnosis of schizophrenia or i.q., all the better. at the same time we need the critics in the courtroom explaining the shortcomings of the science so that we don't have false evidence that is introduced or undue reliance on science that isn't quite there yet. my preference is recognize it's already there, but make sure that we have robust discussions about the validity of the science before people buy into it too much. >> yeah, i would just add that i basically agree that it's already
Nov 8, 2012 9:00pm PST
the science. >> this massive global conspiracy to make a certain case. >> if you pay scientists enough money, they'll find what you want them to find. >> they are cooking the data. >> scientific malpractice. >> do you think the science is being hyped on global warming? >> oh, very definitely, yes. >> correspondent john hockenberry investigates. >> the politics ve gotten to the point where people just don't want to listen to science. >> how did it happen and who's behind it? tonight, "climate of doubt." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to buildina re just, verdant and peaceful world.additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by the frontline journalism fund. with grants from scott nathan and laura debonis, and millicent bell, through the millicent and eugene bell foundation. major funding for this program is p
Nov 7, 2012 9:30pm PST
have my two science leaders, [inaudible] and janet gray, so science questions galor, they can handle them all, policy questions, we'll have to deflect some of those to nancy for another time, so what i'm going to present today is what we call our healthy home and healthy world tours, i'll talk a little bit about who the breast cancer fund is and then we're going to walk through kind of the rooms in your home talking about tips for avoiding exposures that are linked to breast cancer and i will talk a little bit about the different chemicals, where they're found, things you can do to avoid them and also some policies, and then we'll kind of go beyond the home to talk about the kinds of exposures that might be not within our control in the house but elsewhere. and it looks like i have videos so that is good. so, the breast cancer fund is a national organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating the environmental exposures linked o the disease, mostly we talk about chemicals and radiation that are linked to breast cancer, we are a little different from your breast cancer
Nov 8, 2012 8:00am PST
take the science and develop methodologies or evaluate methodologies. how has that been undertaken in recent years? well, what samhsa attempts to do is work in partnership with our colleagues at the national institutes-national institute of mental health, the national institute of drug abuse, the national institute of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, and other nih institutes-and that science that they developed, as was pointed out by dr. laudet, was very rigorous, but translating, as dr. peterson pointed out, into practice is complex. so, using our addiction technology transfer centers, we need to educate people about the science. we have to influence the behavior when we use our funding to, shall we say, prime the pump, allow community-based organizations, state authorities, county authorities, tribal authorities to explore the implications of the science that's been developed by researchers for community practice because that's what's pointed out. they work brilliantly in the laboratory or an exquisitely controlled study, but doesn't work when generalized to the general community. s
Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
much. our next speaker is the co- founder and chief scientific officer of post-it science. he heads the company's goal team that has for more than three decades. he has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. in the late 1980's, he was responsible for inventing something that i hope to own on my own, and in plans to approve my hearing. in 1996, he was the founder and ceo of scientific learning corporation, which markets and distributes software that applies principles of brain plasticity to assist children with language learning in reading. we are plowing -- proud to have him join us today to take part in this forum. [applause] >> thank you. i want to one-upping the mayor and say that today is my 70th birthday. [applause] still alive and raising cain. i also want to say that i am a proud citizen of this city and a public servant at the university of california, in this city for more than 45 years. it is wonderful to be here and wonderful to be with you today. i want to say, before i start, that you should understand that i was permitted by the university of california o
Nov 13, 2012 2:00am PST
that you have to ask the question from the legal system and from the science perspective as to what free will might mean. on the science side, the question really is, and this is what we were debating, is the question whether you can operationally define free will so you can measure it? from a scientist's standpoint, a construct doesn't really mean anything if you can't measure it. i have been asked many, many newer scientists including ken, what exactly does free will mean and how do you measure it? it could be like emotional control. it could be something like impulsivity, impulse control and you get back to the basic problem that chris who is a colleague of anita's at vanderbilt, wait he has put it, how do you distinguish and irresistible impulse from an impulse not resisted. there is a basic gray area, a difficult ability to say, did you actually choose that and did you choose it in a way that the law would recognize. so the law all of the time develops concepts that scientists are interested in studying. it might be competency, for example. well, competency is really a multifaceted
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
the meeting and we do not have a meeting next week. >> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in t
Nov 13, 2012 2:00pm PST
they really want the doctors they go to not to believe in science? it's one thing to believe in your religion, which i do, but to go transfer some biblical scripture into science and try to use it for a different purpose than it was meant. it's meant for spiritual and moral leadership, not meant for scientific inquiry. for them to keep doing this like he does and claiming he's going to lead the country into the 21st -- through the 21st century? i think that's kind of not smart or dopey thinking. what downey? how can you claim to be a reformist and talk about creationism. >> i'm not sure that bobby jindal is talking about creationism very much in the stants he made to politico. >> he hasn't stopped. >> he hasn't stopped yet. again, this is very early days. i'm not trying to make excuses for him. i think -- in any way. i'm pro-science, i think we should be proud if you're going to be a credible reformer in the republican party you will need to embrace the reality of things like climate change. there's no question about that. but, you know, i think there is going to be -- this is where some of t
Nov 10, 2012 3:00am PST
on the house science committee. the republican party put todd akin on the science committee in congress. also, old roscoe bartlett who also just lost his seat. mr. bartlett was the one who said rape hardly ever causes pregnancies. he knows that because -- well who knows! but he's quite sure that that's true. the republicans put todd akin and rosco bartlett on the science committee in congress. such is the republican party's respect for science. and since the republicans did hold on to the house this year, the republicans still get to determine the membership of the house science committee. do you want to know who they're going to put in charge of it? >> we don't know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. could be dinosaur flatulence or who knows. but we do know that the co2 in the past had its time when it was greater as well. >> dana rohrabachar. republicans say they may but the dinosaur farts guy in charge of the science knitty for congress. or instead they might choose this guy. >> co2 is a natural gas. now does this mean that all of us have to put catalytic converters on our
Nov 13, 2012 2:30pm PST
into san francisco. in addition we have a tourist sector going on, life sciences going on. everybody is innovating in the right places and doing it here in san francisco and there is a strong spirit and we will continue growth and jobs everybody. we want to help everybody out and support each other and that comes to what we do here in san francisco. today i am announcing a new initiative and clean tech sf initiative which we launching with all of you. there are three part it is of this. the first part is we're working with the california clean energy fund. i know jeff anderson is here today as part of them and he's going to be partners with us, and he's partners in every branch that we doing. the first thing we're doing as clean tech sf we will establish innovation zones in san francisco. what does that mean? we asked last time when we were here in san francisco and how can we help? perhaps we can help with the resources that the city doesn't use to the highest use. let's take our space. we have a lot of assets under utilized. how can we allow the demonstrations that you'r
Nov 10, 2012 1:30pm EST
an engineering degree and dad is a former science teacher. >> pj's engineering background and my master's degree definitely has played a part in our success. >> another secret that helped the jonases become soap stars... [ goat bleats ] ...everyone has to pitch in. >> i have a rule around here. i call it my "youngest person rule." and that means that the youngest person capable of doing a job is the one who does it. >> just like cows, goats need to be milked every day. >> sometimes i'll even get up as early as 6:00. >> another big job is filling the online orders that come in from people all over the country. >> i'd say the hardest thing about living in a family that runs a business is when my little brothers or sisters don't do their jobs and i get stuck doing them. >> you have to work with your siblings all the time. you, like, you don't get a break from them. and that can get really annoying. >> but there's also a lot of positives. >> i mean, you get to do a lot of cool things that most kids don't get to do. >> some of my friends often want to come over and help out. they come over and they b
Nov 14, 2012 9:00pm PST
. such as four years of english and two of math and sciences, etc., you will not graduate. so that context is important in terms of looking at our students and where they are towards graduation. our first group of students are students on track. they are a current group of juniors. and we are doing this data on a junior class, and now we have run this on our current sophomores so we can track their progress as well. in our current juniors you should have 110 credits if you are on track. but you should met your benchmark courses. meaning two years of core english and math and science and social studies classes. if you have your credit but you are missing benchmarks. again you may appear to be junior by credit. but you are not on track for graduation. because you need to have those required courses. and that's the second category. and if you are off track, and a year or less behind in credits than where you should be entering high school. if you are moderately off track, you are two years behind and severe is those in third year of high school but haven't completed what someone would expect
Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
. they are committed to science and social studies, arts, and other enrichment opportunities for all of our students. even in our mostpkñ?ñ? historically underserved schools, schools that previously wereÑññ?ñ? underachieving, the following examples illustrate in concrete terms the district -- to educating the entire child. framework has encouraged non-fiction reading especially in science and social studies. schools have purchased additional books with the funds available and material tolqñ?ñ? support student learning in all of the -- our school improvement grantrñ?ñ? leveraged resources have permitted us to make significant investments in technology and hardware that is being used across the curriculum. and in particular these investments further have>éñ?ñ? enhanced student interaction and engagement with science and social studies and even the arts curriculum. student funding has permitted the school to hire additional pe teachersióñ?ñ? while providing common planning relief time for classroom teachers to continue to col
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
. they show us how they are competing for the competition in math, science, technology. >> and that will be a big wild view. >> they have problem solving down to a science. the high schoolers are creekal winners of the foundation science award, a prestigious honor. >> it is like a fingerprint. >> reporter: they developed the computer software that recognizes where a picture was taken. >> the big dips is what matters. >> reporter: a process called geo location and it could be used in everything from the counterterrorism to the disaster relief. >> you don't need the whole rising. you could have bits and pieces. when i took this picture, i was not intended for that to happen. but i noticed little things just between them. and this bill too. and you know very accurately. >> you can do the participation. >> reporter: they were interns at the national institute of health when they developed a potential vaccine for the disease. it causes serious damage to the people's skin and many parts of the world. >> we tested it on mice and they didn't have the lesions caused by it. >> bu
Nov 12, 2012 6:30am EST
science national assessment education abroad rests, texas, african-american students performed fourth best of all african-american students in the country, comparing hours to every other african american. hispanic students were the best on the fourth grade science naep. a anglo students were the eighth best of all the anglo students in the country. and i thought that is a pretty impressive record. it is a little different from what i expected actually. i went to the naep web site and found that in the aggregate, the texas student scores on the fourth grade science naep ranked 29th in this country. that is not so great. how is it possible that when you disaggregate those three student cohorts and evaluate them against the rest of the country, each of the three cote boards is in the top-10%. top-10 in the country. we all know that those three cohorts comprise 95% of the student population. how is it possible that collectively they are 29th? the answer, it turns out, wasn't easy to figure this out, the answer is african-american and hispanic students in texas and in the country significantly
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
not think that there is any legitimate basis in science, medicine, or any ethical code that i know of or the bible, for that matter for our criminal law tdistinguishing between those wo have alcohol and tobacco and people who put other substances in their body. there is no legitimate basis for distinguishing between the alcoholic on the one hand under criminal law and between the drug addict on the other. that is first. the second ethical point is i hope most of you agree with this. i do not believe that anybody should be punished simply for what we put into our own bodies absent harm to others. nobody deserves to be punished for what we put in our bodies absent harm to others. hurt somebody, yes and not tell me your addiction was the excuse. we need to be regarded as sovereign over our minds and bodies. the criminal law should not be treating anyone as a criminal for what we put in here. when one is trying to pursue a particular public health or public safety objective, reducing the harm of drugs or whatever it might be. and when you have powerful evidence that a non-course of sys
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
was looking for ways to make my degree look better. >> >> you can be an english science teacher or an english math teacher. we let our students choose whichever sequence they want. >> i like the independence that you see in middle school. there are far more independent than elementary school students but they do not have the cynicism of high schoolers. >> students are trained on the spot by mentors. >> they have to like what they're doing and like the children and make good choices and help kids make better choices. >> they spend a semester learning in school setting and that gives the principal a chance to take a closer look. >> we try to hire people for this quirky, ogg, alisyn stayed briefly and with a staff that want to work with middle school. >> the first group will graduate in the spring. they are certified to teach english, math, social studies, and science. >> it got a bit easier to find a parking space in historic ellicott city. after the unveiling of a smartphone app that will help you locate an empty spot. it communicates with empty spaces. it is parkerapp. all fees are been waive
Nov 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
to the need for more science, technology, engineering, and math education in the country. >> the challenge is issued every year to students and teachers. they're going after recognition and prizes like computer equipment. >> today, you know, you're still working on your game. you have, essentially, until thursday. >> for some students, the competition is an eye-opening experience. >> before this challenge, i didn't really like math or science. i thought they were kind of boring. >> once you get kids involved in creating games, they are learning s.t.e.m., but they're also learning a lot of other 21st-century skills, like leadership and teamwork, and they're getting critical thinking and all these other things that come along with it in that package. >> it's a team effort. students start by brainstorming concepts that would make a good game. >> and part of the process is that they have to come up with a design document first, where they basically map out the whole idea for the game and they have to come up with a story line and all that. >> these kids are learning basic engineering. every st
Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? >>> we pressed the governor today and he refused to admit he made a mistake and dodged my question about it over and over again. >> do you regret not extending early voting? >> you know what's great is people got out to vote. the right thing happened. we had a big election day. >> boy did they ever in florida. that was darlene jones from wftv trying to get an answer from rick scott about this. voters stuck in line for eight hours and more in polling places around the state of florida after governor scott cut the days for early voting and refused to add any of them back when the lines were that long. he says it all worked fine. the right thing happened. florida officials say the lines pop upmostly in big cities with diverse population. they say that as if that's self-explanatory in terms of
Nov 12, 2012 2:50am EST
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Nov 8, 2012 9:00am PST
" and author of "the victory lab," secret science of winning campaigns, a book to be read. >> by the romney campaign. >> if they're not picking it up, they should be. there's a lot to talk about here. one of my favorite anecdotes in one of your recent columns is the one of the romney campaign, microtargeting a 22-year-old female with mailing about coal. it was just a campaign that did not understand who they were talking to or wasn't talking to the correct people in the right way. >> what happened in 2004 was republicans figured out you can bring in all of the consumer date it and get a richer profile of voters and figure out the first generation of segmenting the electorate. what's happened in the last six years the big innovations have come out of academia from social sciences running large-scale randomized trials that treat voters as guinea pigs. instead of saying i'm going to split voters, i'm going to try different treatments and see what changes their mind and gets them to vote. the obama campaign brought in academic social scientists to runt experiments over the course last two years
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Nov 8, 2012 11:30pm PST
's science or don't you believe in science any more? (laughter) >> do gay people lower barometric pressure. >> stephen: oh, yeah, yes, they do. (laughter) rachel, thank you so much for joining me. >> sure. >> stephen: rachel mad ou, the book is-- sorry we didn't get to
Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
file into learn science, language, art, and milad started the nonprofit in 2008 to fill a void. >> looking in this neighborhood, one of the first things we noticed is that there's a large amount of liquor stores. there's very few programs that actually cater to student's needs on saturdays. >> and what's the ground beef for? pasta. >> reporter: milad teaches the older students to cook healthy meals. they all take home fresh produce from the food bank. there's no nearby grocery store, only a dollar store. >> they have milk there, and it's 3 something per glam ron and a big sign -- gallon and a big sign that says this is the only item that's not a dollar. >> i've learned how to cook, i've learned how to do a lot of science experiments, how to reason with people, how to calm down my anger. >> reporter: besides the saturday sessions what now america's 75 volunteers stage back it school events, christmas movie day and the thanksgiving dinner. milad is always there. he showed up for a holiday program after his apartment building caught fire. >> it was our big event and he didn't want
Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
killed birds and sea life around the bay. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler investigates the lessons learned and what still needs to be done. >> reporter: on a foggy morning, the harbor pilot plowed into the bay bridge, spilling 53,000 gallons of fuel oil. critics say the government response was slow. >> it was a minor spill but they allowed it to get away. >> reporter: the oil fouled shorelines in and out of the bay. 6,000 birds died. lack of data kept them from knowing the full extent of damage. >> not a lot of research so we don't know how well it was covered. >> reporter: we toured the area today for a first hand look. >> reporter: since the spill they have made changes. ships can't leave without less than a half mile visibility and oil spill notification is somewhat improved. >> i don't think that we are prepared to respond quickly enough. >> reporter: 5 years ago the port finally called in fishing boats to spread oil booms, and today says they are ready to help again but no one is organizing any volunteers and the group that saved so many old birds -- >> -- oiled bi
Nov 14, 2012 9:00am PST
and engagement with science and social studies and even the arts curriculum. student funding has permitted the school to hire additional pe teachersióñ?ñ? while providing n planning relief time for classroom teachers to continue to collaborate. it is because of this whole child approach that we have to learn in+95#l the san francisco are one of only three large urban school districts in the state of california to surpass despite our real budget constraints over the years. we are proud to have been able to leverage all of our available resources to maximize a broader educational experience for all of our students. and while we would like to do more, this board, and this superintendent, as a former75ñ?? social studies teacher and music teacher, are committed toáñ?ñ?ñ providing a rich, robust, and inclusive education for they<ó&< whole child, every day, and to every child in our district. i'd like to remind everyone that elementary parent-teacher conference week is now taking place. so if your students tell you it's not, it is. it's this week. this is a valuable opportunity to learn
Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
. and our motto is where science meets community. our team does really cutting edge research on different kinds of prevention strategies, pre-exposure prophylaxis. and if you go to our website, join prep hiv, you'll see all of the many exciting studies that we have as well as our partnership with san francisco city clinic in launching the first demonstration project of pre-exposure prophylaxis, taking antihiv medicines to prevent new infections. we're studying topical gels, retro microbicide. the way we're going to end this epidemic is through a vaccine, we've controlled other infectious diseases through a cure. we're proud of our staff who contribute to this as well as the many study participants. and i'm just going to close with a quick word about the project. the way that this project came about was actually one of our staff members, janey vincent who is our graphic designer, you'll see some of her beautiful work inside, noticed that there was -- she's hiding. (applause) >> she noticed that president obama had designated part of his stimulus money to nih for the national institutes of
Nov 9, 2012 3:30am PST
them one by one disappear. >> this is sort of a merger between art and science and advocacy in a funny way getting people to wake unand realize what is going on -- wake up and realize what is going on. so it is a memborial trying to get us to interpret history and look to the past. they have always been about lacking at the past so we proceed forward and maybe don't commit the same mistakes. >> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a
Nov 8, 2012 8:30pm PST
is cyber bullying and the top scholars in the country and in social science and psychology that saying that, so that's an important distinction so thank you both so much. >> and there is that and -- there's a balance between -- i mean when i hear that bullying is going down i mean all of us should rejoice because that to me is indicative of the fact of the work in communities across the country are starting to pay off, but it's going to be hard in this ark and we are in this area and people are coming forward, kids are coming forward . suicides that would have been kept forward or not reporting and we're learning thanks to rapid fire and thanks to social networking or facebook and this is a sued -- all of this the -- the volume of bullying is going to rise in proportion with i think the actual drop in occurrences so to balance that and be aware of that i think is important. >>i totally agree, and that's really to rosylyn's point about this being a very, very important moment and we need to did it right. just on the subject of suicide the surgeon general came out this week and there was a
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